After a dominating victory in the opening match of T20I against Sri Lanka, New Zealand is all set to lock horns in the next fixture with the host team. The exciting part is that the 2nd T20 will take place on the same ground as the first one and now that New Zealand has an upper hand in the game and some experienced on the ground they will definitely try to put some pressure on the opponents.
Whereas, Malinga led team has quite an experience on this ground and the payers have some amazing records as well. So it will be interesting to watch if they remedy their past mistakes in the next fixture.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Key Players
#1 Kusal Mendis
One of the most promising batsmen of the Sri Lankan team and th world Kusal Mendis tried really hard to save his team from the demise in the opening T20I match in his home but the opposition was too god to be frail easily.
Total runs in the previous match: 79 in 53 balls
Strike rate: 149.05
Total runs T20I matches against New Zeland (2019): 96 runs
Batting average: 48.00
Strike rate: 133.33
At Pallekele International Stadium
Runs in total two matches: 101 runs
Batting average: 50.50
Strike rate: 153.03
Total runs in T20I on Sri Lankan ground (2016-2019): 242 runs in 9 innings
Strike rate: 144.91
#2 Ross Taylor
The team’s experienced player hasn’t let anyone down and he finally led his team to a great winning in the opening match of T20I against Sri Lanka.
Total runs in the previous match: 48 in 28 balls
Strike rate: 157.14
Total runs in T20I on Sri Lankan ground (2009-2019): 275 runs in nine innings
Batting average: 39.28
Strike rate: 135.46
#3 Colin de Grandhomme (All-rounder)
The broad-shouldered batsman and a medium-paced bowler has already earned his spot in the playing XI as a batting allrounder. After scoring the second-highest runs in the team, Grandhomme has shown his capability of batting and now we may be able to watch his tough bowling.
Batting Stats of T20I
In the previous match: 44 runs in 28 balls
Strike rate: 157.14
Overall runs in 24 innings: 305 runs
Strike rate: 148.78
Total wickets in 17 innings: 10